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Author Topic: Best Medical Diagnosing Links  (Read 5735 times)

CodeTRUCKER

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Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« on: January 05, 2008, 12:34:26 AM »
I am looking for a good medical link.  I do not need those that proliferate the Internet, but one that real doctors use in treating patients.

TIA
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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 12:54:27 AM »

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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 07:57:54 AM »
There's nothing wrong  with doing research about medical conditions, but doctors are seeing way too many people coming in waving printouts of their Internet "diagnosis".  They "know" exactly what's wrong with them, plus they demand prescriptions for specific drugs they saw in TV ads.   :(
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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 01:00:35 PM »
I take the position that doctors are no better than me or anyone else.  It is true that they do have extensive training and perhaps experience, but I maintain that I am responsible for my well-being, not the doctor.  I must admit that I have been put off by many doctors of late because they wave off my input in arrogance as if they were gods and I am but a mere mortal. >:(

I's not like the patient doesn't have a vested interest in the subject.  ;)
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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 01:05:01 PM »
May want to check out Microsoft's Healthvault:
http://healthvault.com/

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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 02:18:40 PM »
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I's not like the patient doesn't have a vested interest in the subject. Wink


For sure, especially when most doctors do piece work instead of earning a set salary.  I do my own Internet research before and after a visit to the doctor, but never fool myself into thinking I know more than he or she does (though there are a few where it might be close).  And I don't go back to the "Jumbo Jet" doctors.
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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 05:53:25 PM »
I'll second PhilB66's first respond, WebMD. This is an outstanding resource and I know numerous physicians who use it. I have used it myself to look up information and found what I got from there to be accurate, up to date, and generally pretty thorough.

It is, of course, based on western medicine principle's.

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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2008, 04:06:42 AM »
Merck Manual Home Edition - http://www.merck.com

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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 12:14:31 PM »
I have found what "I" needed. 

Many thanks for all the assistance!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2008, 12:27:23 PM »
+1 for the Merck Manual, but I go for the MD version plus a dictionary. I thing the home version is dumbed down.

I also have to chime in on the concern over "too many people coming in waving printouts of their Internet 'diagnosis'". It's too easy to get attached to a diagnosis yourself, and convince yourself of symptoms that, viewed objectively by an MD who (presumably) is familiar with a much broader set of possible diagnoses, would differ. As a result you can fool yourseld and your doctor into the wrong diagnosis.

That said, I think that once you and your doctor have settled on a diagnosis, it's your responsibility to learn everything you can about it. Understand what the malady is, and how it works. Read about the proposed treatment and any alternative, including how any side effects and other risks have affected people in the same situation you find yourself.

Once you settle on a treatment, understand the mechanics of any surgery, or chemical action of any medication. That way you'll know better what to expect, and more importantly, how to ensure that you don't accidentally cause other damage to yourself.



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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2008, 05:44:53 PM »
I have found what "I" needed

Care to share?

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Re: Best Medical Diagnosing Links
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 10:52:15 AM »
Interesting article on Salon.com


http://www.salon.com...08/01/10/web_doctor/
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